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steve cram say "how can you do that? he didn't even try all of the way"
so what do we think? WELL DONE or hmmmmm
He did just coast at the end. Ludicrous.
and Asda Powell failed to get a medal. poor Asda.
he's from the north-east!
have some regional pride!
went to my dad's wedding.
if massive achievement is met with suspicion now.
Possibly inevitable, though.
The time would've been phenomenal. But it was still an astounding performance.
but regardless... wooh.
He did 9.79, so I was wrong but not that wrong.
i thought it was .86 - i was wrong too
and 'selective breeding' in the US and the British-governed carribbean - there were many cases recorded of this, black slaves forced to make kids that'll be muscular and powerful to carry out the back breaking labour they were forced to carry out
and compare who're the second-best sort of area in sprinting - the west africans of ghana and nigeria - the slaves were originally from this part of the world, so maybe it's something about genetics too, of that ethnicity, i dunno
similar thing with whites and swimming.
And no, it's not racist to notice it.
it's just that snoop and charnelle can't afford a fucking swimming pool to practice in. Just like how the affluent countries piss all over rowing and equestrian events doesn't make 'whitey' genetically superiour at sitting on a horse and rowing a stick.
athletes from the Carribean historically had a far greater percentage of fast twitch fibres which are good for sprinting.
Mainly in that it's genetically easier for them to build up muscles. But the Carribean nations, especially Jamaica, focus considerably on sprinting and track events. They pick them up at an early age and chuck 'em into intensive training.
i just looked at my stomach. ever get the feeling you've wasted a bit of your life?
To be honest, I think his frame is reason enough to believe that he can run that fast without arousing suspicion
Out of the blocks, and over the first 30 metres or so, there's not really anything between him and everyone else. But once he's up, it's his unbelievable stride that pulls him away
It's the fact that he can get those legs out of the blocks so fast that seems the most unusual aspect of it
other than this:
that was one of the finest pieces of sporting theatre and achievement I have ever witnessed. Truly amazing.
i've decided until someone either breaks michael johnson's world record or runs the 100m in under 9.66 seconds (that's half of johnson's 19.32), he's still the fastest man there's been
0.02 seconds lost to chest-beating for Bolt.
Johnson 200m record is under serious threat.
The fastest man in the world is always the 100m world record holder
See my post below
Putting his arms out like wings and beating the chest as well and he still looks more relaxed than anyone else in the field. Wow!
Great day of Olympics today, the cycling was awesome, Chris Hoy is just amazing and the coxless 4 was brilliant as well.
Who gives a crap about the football!
That he can showboat over the line with the other fastest runners in the world nowhere near him is an incredible achievement. Plus nonchelantly break the world record too..brilliant.
A whole second is a massive massive difference over that distance. And that's the absolute fastest anyone had run at that point (recorded).
everyone was thinking someone that big in size wasn't able to race fast on 100 or 200 m. This will probably mean in revolution is in order in the physical types of racers...
the second hundred metres in the 200m you are at full speed, in your stride for the full 100m. you cant compare the two. the split times for that had the first 100m at over 10 seconds, the second one at about 9 seconds.
if bolt had carried on for an extra 100m in that last race he would have run under 19.32.
The bend plays a big part in the 200m, it does take some of the leg speed impact out, and also the endurance/stamina factor
But as you say, the 19.32/2 comparision is misleading, because the 2nd 100 you are at full speed. Johnson was not a great starter, and probably not have been a contender for medals in the 100m due to his start
and Johnson was incredible, but you cant do a straight comparison i dont think.
but it is interesting that man is faster over 200m with a bend than over 100m, keeping up the sprint for that long is VERY impressive
after about 150m you start lagging